[ExI] death of a pv installation: was RE: How slow is capitalism?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 17:05:14 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:16 PM, spike wrote:
> That portion of power my friend was planning to sell wasn't actually very
> much, so that coming to an end in itself didn't kill the deal.  What he had
> in mind was to lift water during peak sun and use a portion of his land as a
> water capacitor, drop the water on that, then drain it onto his corn during
> off-peak solar.  Last week he was notified that if he did that, the portion
> of desert land he was to use as a water capacitor risked being declared a
> wetland, and if so, it couldn't be drained.  If he can't get that risk
> retired, the PVs will not go in.

How about he gets planning permission for a reservoir?
an artificial lake where water is collected and kept in quantity for use.

Reservoirs don't usually get declared as wetlands.


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